Difference between revisions of "Arcade"

From Whitespace (Hackerspace Gent)
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with "{{Project |Current=Yes |Participants=Koenraad |Locations=Whitespace |Short description=Make an arcade machine! }}")
 
(Brains)
 
(33 intermediate revisions by 15 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{Project
 
{{Project
 
|Current=Yes
 
|Current=Yes
|Participants=Koenraad
+
|Participants=Koenraad, Koen, Tom2, Kasper
 
|Locations=Whitespace
 
|Locations=Whitespace
 
|Short description=Make an arcade machine!
 
|Short description=Make an arcade machine!
 
}}
 
}}
 +
'''Note:''' For information on the really big arcade we got from gameswap look at the page  [[Arcade for the Grab]].
 +
 +
== Beginnings ==
 +
 +
[[Sandb]] acquired some kiosk stands discarded by his employer. They look ideally suited to make Arcade Machine.
 +
 +
[[File:arcade1.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 +
[[File:arcade2.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 +
[[File:arcade3.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 +
[[File:arcade4.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 +
[[File:arcade5.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 +
 +
== Brains ==
 +
 +
In order of preference
 +
 +
# Xbox (1st gen) is a great platform, it's cheap and fast enough for MAME and other emus, it has USB-compatible ports (with a different form factor) for joysticks
 +
#* Bert has one, will donate. <s>a secondhand xbox needs to be acquired, should be available for 25 euros [http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/XBOX-with-XBMC-DVD-Movie-Controller-Bigben-Wireless-/260799644275?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_123&hash=item3cb8dec273#ht_500wt_1156 ebay auction, xbox + xbmc 25euros]</s>
 +
#* video out to VGA converter needs to be built ([http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Xbox_VGA_HOWTO xbox-linux wiki] page is down though, [https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:swM39qg0leMJ:www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Xbox_VGA_HOWTO+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&source=encrypted.google.com google cache] ok)
 +
# Small Linux box with [http://mamedev.org/ MAME] can easily fit into the bottom cabinet with room to spare.
 +
# 'real' hardware
 +
#* I([[Koen]])'m planning to donate a [http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Mega_Drive Sega Mega Drive] if we're going to use it.
 +
#* Maybe an Amiga can also be build into this retro gaming system if [[Impy]] likes to participate.
 +
# [http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/03/08/0443246/Gameduino-Project-Aims-To-Game-ify-the-Arduino Gameduino] could be nice.
 +
 +
Update:
 +
Tom2 acquired a secondhand xbox + 2 controllers.
 +
 +
== Screen ==
 +
 +
An Arcade machine should be CRT based, but LCD seems only feasible option.
 +
 +
== Controls ==
 +
 +
[http://www.happcontrols.com/ Happ] arcade controls consisting of 2 joysticks, 14 buttons, player1/2-button. See pictures for a preview.
 +
[[File:Arcade-Controls1.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 +
[[File:Arcade-Controls2.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 +
 +
Use [http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/index.html teensyusb 2.0] to make a USB HID interface.
 +
 +
== Speakers ==
 +
Low-quality speakers for playing 8-bit music are needed. We should hide them somewhere (bottom of the controls panel?).
 +
 +
== Artwork ==
 +
Existing backlighted panels (especially on top) can be used for some tacky artwork/whitespace logo. Vinylcutter at timelab can be used for this.
 +
 +
== Still needed ==
 +
 +
* electronics to build xbox vga output (LM1881 ic + spare xbox video cable)
 +
* speakers (some cheap speakers with built-in amp)
 +
* TFT (Tom2 may be able to provide 17" 1280*1024 screen)
 +
* 28mm drill bit (hole saw)
 +
 +
== Status ==
 +
 +
* cabinet in space
 +
* buttons + joysticks acquired
 +
* tft found
 +
* 2 * [http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/index.html teensyusb 2.0] for USB HID interface have arrived
 +
* spare cable + usb -> xbox cables purchased
 +
* replaced xbox HD with 120GB HD
 +
* installed 80mm fan in xbox (reduces noise, more airflow)
 +
* programmed USB interface
 +
* software running on xbox
 +
 +
== To Do ==
 +
 +
In order of importance
 +
 +
# build USB HID interface (soldering)
 +
# build xbox vga connection
 +
# decide on button layout + drill holes
 +
# wire up buttons to interfaces
 +
 +
Optional
 +
 +
* build screen mount?

Latest revision as of 11:57, 20 June 2011


Arcade
WhitespaceLogo.gif
What:
Make an arcade machine!
Participants:
Koenraad, Koen, Tom2, Kasper
Locations:
Whitespace
Cornify

Note: For information on the really big arcade we got from gameswap look at the page Arcade for the Grab.

Beginnings[edit]

Sandb acquired some kiosk stands discarded by his employer. They look ideally suited to make Arcade Machine.

Arcade1.jpg
Arcade2.jpg
Arcade3.jpg
Arcade4.jpg
Arcade5.jpg

Brains[edit]

In order of preference

  1. Xbox (1st gen) is a great platform, it's cheap and fast enough for MAME and other emus, it has USB-compatible ports (with a different form factor) for joysticks
  2. Small Linux box with MAME can easily fit into the bottom cabinet with room to spare.
  3. 'real' hardware
    • I(Koen)'m planning to donate a Sega Mega Drive if we're going to use it.
    • Maybe an Amiga can also be build into this retro gaming system if Impy likes to participate.
  4. Gameduino could be nice.

Update: Tom2 acquired a secondhand xbox + 2 controllers.

Screen[edit]

An Arcade machine should be CRT based, but LCD seems only feasible option.

Controls[edit]

Happ arcade controls consisting of 2 joysticks, 14 buttons, player1/2-button. See pictures for a preview.

Arcade-Controls1.jpg
Arcade-Controls2.jpg

Use teensyusb 2.0 to make a USB HID interface.

Speakers[edit]

Low-quality speakers for playing 8-bit music are needed. We should hide them somewhere (bottom of the controls panel?).

Artwork[edit]

Existing backlighted panels (especially on top) can be used for some tacky artwork/whitespace logo. Vinylcutter at timelab can be used for this.

Still needed[edit]

  • electronics to build xbox vga output (LM1881 ic + spare xbox video cable)
  • speakers (some cheap speakers with built-in amp)
  • TFT (Tom2 may be able to provide 17" 1280*1024 screen)
  • 28mm drill bit (hole saw)

Status[edit]

  • cabinet in space
  • buttons + joysticks acquired
  • tft found
  • 2 * teensyusb 2.0 for USB HID interface have arrived
  • spare cable + usb -> xbox cables purchased
  • replaced xbox HD with 120GB HD
  • installed 80mm fan in xbox (reduces noise, more airflow)
  • programmed USB interface
  • software running on xbox

To Do[edit]

In order of importance

  1. build USB HID interface (soldering)
  2. build xbox vga connection
  3. decide on button layout + drill holes
  4. wire up buttons to interfaces

Optional

  • build screen mount?